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Affirmative Action Plans

Humboldt State University is a Government Contractor subject to the affirmative action requirements of Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitiation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.

Humboldt State University's Affirmative Action Programs are designed to bring women and men, members of minority groups, covered veterans, and persons with disabilities into all levels and segments of Humboldt State University's workforce in proportion to their representation in the qualified relevant labor market.

Contracts Compliance Practices Affecting Contractors, Vendors and Suppliers

Humboldt State University, through its Department of Contracts, Procurement and Risk Management, participates in the State of California Affirmative Action Procurement Program. This program’s goal is to increase the participation of small and disabled veteran businesses in University purchases and contracts.

With regard to small business, a 5% preference is given to businesses certified by the Office of Small Business Certification and Resources, and there is a goal of 3% participation by certified disabled veteran businesses.

Files are maintained on vendors and contractors who qualify under the state law. Qualified vendors and contractors are advised of planned University purchases and contracts. Provisions of the State’s Small and Minority Business and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises Certification and Procurement regulations are followed (see Appendices J. K and L).

All University contracts contain the following language regarding nondiscrimination:

  1. During the performance of this contract, Contractor and its subcontractors shall not deny the contract’s benefits to any person on the basis of religion, color, ethnic group identification, sex, age, physical or mental disability, nor shall they discriminate unlawfully against any employee or applicant of employment because of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age (over 40) or sex. Contractor shall insure that the evaluation and treatment of employees and applicants for employment are free of such discriminations.
  2. Contractor shall comply with the provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (Government code Section 12900 et. Seq.), the regulations promulgated thereunder (California code of Regulations, title 2, Sections 7285.0 et seq.), and the provisions of Article 9.5, Chapter 1, Part 1, division 3, Title 2 of the Government code (Government Code Sections 11 135-1 1139.5).
  3. Contractor shall permit access by representatives of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Trustees upon reasonable notice at any time during the normal business hours, but in no case less than 24 hours notice, to such of its books, records, accounts, other sources of information and its facilities as said Department of Trustees shall require to ascertain compliance with this clause.
  4. Contractor and its subcontractors shall give written notice of their obligations under this clause to labor organizations with which they have a collective bargaining or other agreement.
  5. Contractor shall include the nondiscrimination and compliance provisions of this clause in all subcontracts to perform work under the agreement.

Humboldt State University conducts business with firms that observe equal employment opportunity practices, and that do not discriminate against Vietnam era veterans, covered veterans, or persons with mental or physical disabilities.

HSU will cooperate with regulatory agencies to ensure that equal employment opportunities and nondiscriminatory policies are followed by businesses and contractors working with the University.

Colleen Mullery, PhD
Sr. Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
(707) 826-5086
Colleen.Mullery@humboldt.edu

Scott M. Kasper, PsyD
Employee Relations and Compliance Manager
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Campus ADA Coordinator
Conflict of Interest Officer
(707) 826-5174
Scott.Kasper@humbolt.edu